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NAPƒS Field Trip – Cars and Coffee Austin, The Oasis on Lake Travis

Sunday, August 13 @ 9 a.m. 

The Oasis on Lake Travis
6550 Comanche Trail
Austin, Texas 78732

More info from the source – https://www.facebook.com/CarsAndCoffeeAustin/

The Cars and Coffee Austin “cruise-in” is open to all car types, but you’ll typically find more late model muscle cars, sports cars, and exotics at this meet-up. Happening the second Sunday of each month at The OASIS On Lake Travis, Cars and Coffee Austin is a charity based show with all proceeds benefitting the Central Texas Food Bank.

Mid-August in Central Texas means HOT! Dress accordingly – sunscreen, shorts, hat – keep hydrated, too.

Afterwards we’ll gather for lunch at the Tap Room (3rd floor of the Oasis complex) to relax, share stories, and check out everyone’s images.

This NAPfS Field Trip is an excellent opportunity for you to make photos to submit in the September 2017 Pedal to the Metal theme competition.

The August 2017 Cars and Coffee Field Trip is being lead by Andrew Fritz.

Ask questions and please RSVP via the NAPƒS Facebook event page.

Results – July 2017

The July 2017 Member Competition theme was Moment of Impact and judged by Rick Kent. To enter future photo club competitions, please join and then submit your images. If it’s your first time submitting, please be sure to review the competition rules.

Class 1

There were 26 Class 1 submissions with 5 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 2 honorable mentions).

1st – Kapow by Chloe Hunter

kapow by ChloeHunter

2nd – Mega Moments by Marsha Robinson

Mega Moments by Marsha Robinson

3rd – Orange Slice One by Anthony Charles

Orange Slice One by Anthony Charles

Honorable Mention – Heron Diving for Dinner by Patti Mitchell

Heron Diving For Dinner by Patti Mitchell

Honorable Mention – Cymbal CRASH by Evelyn Bunton

Cymbal CRASH by Evelyn Bunton

Class 2

There were 14 Class 2 submissions with 3 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).

1st – Eat With Nifty Socks by Eric Edge

Eat With Nifty Socks by Eric Edge

2nd – Jenna Spike by Josh Baker

Jenna Spike by Josh Baker

3rd – Wrecked by Bill Bunton

Wrecked by Bill Bunton

NAPƒS Membership

NAPƒS Membership

We’re a few weeks from halfway through 2017 and we’re up to 55 official members. That means we still need 45 folks to join up before year’s end to reach our goal of 100 NAPƒS members.

We’ve had really great speakers in the past year, local experts like Randy Kerr, Chris Sherman, Amy Jasek, and George Brainard plus member presentations from awesome, talented folks like Chris Cina and Bill Bunton. Not to mention the extremely informative Copyright/Contracts presentation by Eleanor Ruffner and Natalie Lynch just last week!

We have excellent speakers lined up in the months ahead, and we’re already getting our 2018 schedule in order.

It’s so cool that you’ve pitched in, not only by joining, but with your participation in the monthly member print exhibition, the quarterly field trips, and my favorite activity, the monthly photo competition. Thank you.

Now it’s time to step it up. If you know anyone that has as much fun with photography as we do, invite them to one of the 5 remaining 2017 meetings and encourage them to join and participate.

Let’s hit that 100 member goal!

Results – June 2017

The June 2017 Member Competition was open themed and judged by Josh Baker. To enter future photo club competitions, please join and then submit your images. Be sure and review the photo competition rules if it is your first time submitting.

Class 1

There were 16 Class 1 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and honorable mention).

1st – Just Enough Snow the Head by Cynthia Stein

Just Enough Snow the Head by Cynthia Stein - North Austin Photo Club

2nd – Ghost Portrait by Brian Nixon

Ghost Portrait by Brian Nixon - Pflugerville Photo Club

3rd – Are You Listening by Patti Mitchell

Are You Listening by Patti Mitchell - Round Rock Photo Club

Honorable Mention – Summer Reflections by Stacy Wells

Summer Reflections by Stacy Wells - Austin Photo Club


Class 2

There were 10 Class 1 entries with 2 awards (1st and 2nd).

1st – Where We Once Stood by Shawn Hutcherson

Where we once stood by Shawn Hutcherson - Austin Photo Competition

2nd – French Fries by Ashley Piel

FrenchFries by Ashley Piel - Taylor Photo Club


Results – May 2017

The May 2017 Member Competition was judged by Tani James.

Our theme this month was Spring Explosion.

Class 1

We had 18 Class 1 entries with 4 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention).

1st – The Collector by Patti Mitchell

2nd – Pink Drink by Chloe Hunter

3rd – Glitter Excitement by Chloe Hunter

Honorable Mention – Color Explosion by Ken Brennan

Class 2

We had 13 Class 2 entries with 3 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).

1st – Christmas in San Antonio by Chris Cina

2nd – Sunny by Russ Morris

3rd – Flower Power by Emily Crowell Stevens

Results – April 2017

April’s North Austin Pƒotographic Society photo competition was open themed and judged by our speaker for the evening, George Brainard.

Class 1

We had 23 Class 1 entries with 6 awards (1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 3 honorable mentions).

1st – Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan

Galveston Tern by Ken Brennan

2nd – Curves in the Dunes by Shawn Hutcherson

Curves in Dunes by Shawn Hutcherson

3rd – Battleship Wisconsin by Shawn Hutcherson

Battleship Wisconsin by Shawn Hutcherson

Honorable Mention – Balcony Life by Cynthia Stein

Balcony Life by Cynthia Stein

Honorable Mention – Schwabacker’s Landing by Jerry Zerbst

Schwabacker's Landing by Jerry Zerbst

Honorable Mention – Georgetown Bluebird by Ken Brennan

Georgetown Bluebird by Ken Brennan


Class 2

We had 13 Class 2 entries with 3 awards (1st, 2nd, and 3rd).

1st – Tracks in the Sands by Andrew Fritz

Tracks in the Sand by Andrew Fritz

2nd – Desert Queen by Josh Baker

Desert Queen by Josh Baker

3rd – Boxcar Girl by Josh Baker

Boxcar Girl by Josh Baker

Pflugerville Library Photography Show – 2016

The Pflugerville library has asked the club to organize a photography show to be displayed at the main Pflugerville Library from November 18th, 2016 until January 20th, 2017. Photos will hang in the main entry way and adjoining conference room. Entry is free, but photographers must live in the North Austin area.


  • All photos must be suitable for all ages in a public setting. No nudity in photos is permitted. Images depicting violence or other non-PG topics may also be excluded. The final decision rests with the library in any case and their decisions are final.
  • Photos must hang for the entire show period (11/18/2016 – 1/20/2017). All work must be hung on November 18th, 2016 and no works may be removed before tear down on January 20th, 2017 for any reason.
  • Each photographer is limited to a maximum of 5 photos.
  • All photos must be at least 8×10. This dimension does not include the matte or frame. The libaray has space for large works (up to 4′ wide) however, only a small number of such larger works can be accommodated.
  • Sale of displayed photos is permitted. The Pflugerville library can not and will not facilitate sales. However, photographer can include prices and contact information with their work and handle the transaction directly. Also, remember that no works may be removed prior to 1/20/2017 regardless of any sale.
  • Photos must be delivered and hung on 11/18/2016. The library uses a wire based system. Traditional hanging wire on the back of frames works best. Saw tooth hangers do not work well. Photographers are responsible of preparing and hanging their own work.
  • Photographers may submit up to 5 photos. Each photographer may submit up to 5 photos.
  • Submit only your own work. Third parties may not submit photos from other photographers.
  • Photographers submitting their work are solely responsible for it. The Pflugerville Library and NAPfS take no responsibility for damage that may occur to the prints or mounting. Remember, this is a show in a very public space.
  • Submission deadline is 10/2/2016.
  • Photographers will be notified of acceptance of their work no later than 10/6/2016.

Summit Photos

Submissions are now closed. Please stay tuned for information about acceptance of your images and for hanging details.